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Irving Penn is one of the major photographers of the twentieth century and a key figure in the recording of fashion, still life, and portraiture. He took up photography in the 1940s and is still very highly regarded for his dazzlingly elegant images of models in casual moments of quiet...

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Irving Penn, New York; sold to Robert Klein Gallery; sold to MFA March 21, 2007

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

1949, printed 1984


Image: 40 x 38 cm (15 3/4 x 14 15/16 in.) Sheet: 44 x 39.7 cm (17 5/16 x 15 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print